September 24, 2020
Today, TJ Cox for Congress released a new ad, “Had Enough.” The ad contrasts Congressman Cox’s fight to protect small businesses and workers in the Central Valley during the pandemic, with Republican David Valadao’s history of failing to pay his debts and an instance when a piece of unsafe equipment purchased and set up by Valadao severed his worker’s arm.
Since joining Congress, Cox has fought to support small businesses and protect workers. A businessman himself, TJ Cox built health care clinics across the Valley, and even built a bioenergy plant that has helped keep forests clean of debris, preventing wildfires.
“Had Enough” will air on broadcast in the Fresno and Bakersfield markets and stream online throughout California’s 21st Congressional District.
COX: “I’m TJ Cox and I approve this message.”
LOUIE: “The Coronavirus hit us hard, but TJ Cox sure went to bat for small businesses like ours.
So I’ve had enough of David Valadao’s lies.
Take a look for yourself, David Valadao is a failed businessman who stuck taxpayers and small businesses with a $13 billion bill. And by the way, a worker lost his arm at Valadao’s business, and the jury ruled Valadao’s business was to blame.
David Valadao is just not for us.”
From the Ad
- Fresno Bee column: On COVID-19, Cox is “showing leadership in a crisis.”
- TJ Cox voted with House Democrats to follow science and prioritize health and safety, while also acting to protect working families and small businesses by providing comprehensive relief packages.
- David Valadao failed to pay off debts and filed for bankruptcy.David Valadao was found responsible by a jury for an employee’s arm amputation.
- Cox’s previous business, Central Valley New Market Tax Credit, financed the construction of community health centers in CA-21, including Mendota, Parlier, Selma, Sanger, and Fowler.
- TJ Cox introduced an amendment to H.R. 582 the Raise the Wage Act to ensure that an increase in the minimum wage does not negatively impact rural communities, small businesses, and farmers and ranchers in the Central Valley.
- TJ Cox introduced bipartisan legislation to demand answers on why the Office of Rural Affairs within the Small Business Administration was dismantled.
- David Valadao denied his own employees minimum wage and overtime pay.
TJ Cox is running for reelection to Congress in California’s 21st District. He is a family man, engineer and small businessman with a passion for community development. TJ is married to Kathleen Murphy, MD, a pediatric intensive care physician. They are the proud parents of four children.